Saturday, October 27, 2018

Minus Ten Review - 43

Trans Iowa v5 recon was going on this time ten years ago.
Ten years ago on the blog I was reporting on Trans Iowa v5 recon. This was a recurring subject over that week, The other thing was news about the next Big Wheeled Ballyhoo and some other various tidbits.

But Trans Iowa recon was the biggest thing going on then. This was when I figured out that September and October were the best months to get this squared away. November had too little Sunlight, and iffy weather, plus Thanksgiving took up one weekend right off the bat as far as scheduling a time to go.

I also got the idea that with a bunch, or all of, the recon done in the Fall I had a lot of stress relief going into Spring. This may seem weird, just figuring this out at the v5 edition, but keep in mind that the first two were cross state affairs and this was really only the third Trans Iowa in the loop format, plus it was in a new area. We were working out of Williamsburg, so being a good 200 miles South of where we were for v3 and v4 actually made the weather less of a factor concerning recon.

So, this brings me to an idea I was thinking about recently. After the last Trans Iowa, I was asked about doing a book. Stories about Trans Iowa. Well, I think it is a great idea, and I am going to write it as I go here on the blog to begin with as an idea I have for a series. This will run after I finish up with "The Touring Series", which should be sometime around the end of the year.

The new series will be based on imagery and words. Well, that may seem obvious, but what I mean here is that I am going to take images I feel represent important moments in Trans Iowa's history, or interesting moments, at least, and write a post supporting that image. When the series concludes I think I may try to gather up all the series posts and get a book printed.

Just an idea for now. Let me know what ya think.

3 comments:

james said...

you have a talent, run with it

Ari said...

You know everyone has been waiting for such a thing as a printed book. What if the internet goes kaput one day and it’s all gone? Ari

Rob E said...

I think the story of Trans Iowa is one that needs to be told and in a tangible format. A printed Trans Iowa book would look great on the coffee table right next to Nick's Gravel Cycling book.